Catching up!

It's been almost two months since I've posted! I have lots to update you on. 
First, I've been busy working two other jobs so my photography had taken a pause for a while. I got a few photo shoots in though! 

Here are a few images from recent shoots! 


"Granger House Gala" 
Models: Adrianna Allender, Jane Dillon, Brenna Young, Kimberly Pierce, Jessilyn Chow, Mac Brown, Rion Joy
HMUAs: multiple models (they did each others makeup) 


Sara in the flowers
Model: Sara Elizabeth
Lighting assistant: Nicholas Stark


Little Red and the Big Bad Wolf
Models: Sara Elizabeth & Michael Behrensmeyer
MUA: Rebekah Tate
Photographer 1: Nicholas Stark

 

And now for the BIG NEWS!!! Haley Marie Fine Art Portraits now has a physical location for a home. Yes, that's right, I have a studio now! It became official yesterday, I should be getting the keys soon and then I will start moving my equipment and materials to the space! Once the studio is ready, I will host an open house! There will be headshot mini sessions for a discounted price, wine, snacks, free product vouchers, and contests! I hope you can join us when it's time. If not, you can always book an appointment for your own personalized styled photo shoot! 
Here are a couple photos of the space, it may be small but it is mighty and we will create great things in this space! 

Strawberry Fields

This shoot happened all because of a video of a baby in a sink with strawberries. When you see that, what would you think? "oh, what a cute baby!" Not us, we think, "let's recreate that in an adult version!" 
For this shoot I recruited a friend, Megan Hawk. 

The original idea was to use a bathtub as a milk bath, then we thought, hmm maybe we can do this outside. In comes the pool idea, after Megan's idea of using a wheel borrow since that didn't work out, turns out small child inflatable pools are hard to find. We ended up just using the small pool I have for my dogs. 

After we had the location figured out, we took some outfit ideas, props, and of course our strawberries outside to brain storm ideas.

Here is what we came up with: 

Model: Megan Hawk
Photographer: Haley Marie Fine Art Portraits
Including a macro strawberry photo

 

"Once A Queen" Publication

A few weeks ago I teamed up with another photographer, a new hair and makeup artist, a new wardrobe stylist, another fellow photographer that made a beautiful tulle skirt, and a model I'd previously worked with before. Together, we came up with an idea to create a look that resembled Marie Antoinette and the time period. 

Rebekah fluffed up Sydney's hair, powdered her face and we were ready for the wardrobe. Our first look was a gown with floral design (brought to the shoot by Rebekah), our second look was a corset and a more straight styled skirt with some fluff in the back. Our third look, we took away the skirt and added a more full tulle look to go with the corset. 

We all had so much fun shooting, eating pizza, and just hanging out with one another gossiping. This is one of the best teams I've worked with so far in my editorial journey. Sydney makes photographing so simple, Rebekah had fabulous idea that went with the time period, Preston brought two beautiful backdrops that he let me photograph on as well, and Angie, Sydney's mother, she is the heart and soul of the shoot. She plans, finds wardrobe, and contributes ideas. We deemed her mother to us all during the shoot! 
Thank you all for a fantastic day. 

We also were published in a small independent magazine, Gilded Magazine, in their June issue. The theme they had for the month was 'Pink'. 

Here are the finished images and our magazine tear sheets!

Photographer: Haley Marie Fine Art Portraits
Model: Sydney Olson-Midwest Models
HMUA: Rebekah Tate
Wardrobe (corset and skirt): Casey July of The July Studio
Tulle skirt: Andie Borden
Floral and green tone backdrops: Preston Mangnum
Our shooting mother: Angie Olson <3


Images

 


Publication Tear Sheets


Behind the Scenes

Rebekah and I styling the tulle skirt around Sydney for our finished above shot.&nbsp;

Rebekah and I styling the tulle skirt around Sydney for our finished above shot. 

A Few Crazy Days!

These past couple of weeks have been so busy for me! There were a couple group shoots with other area photographers. One was at an abandoned high school and one was at an old abandoned highway with a couple bridges near a river! It can't get more all over the place than that. 

Shoot #1: APOLLO CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL -- BURLINGTON, IOWA (abandoned location) 

Models: Brenna Young, Erica Ly, Jesse Hagerman, Nikki Buns, Nikki Londene, Stephanie Mellecker

 

Shoot #2: ABANDONED HIGHWAY OFF THE IOWA RIVER 

Models: Deonna Troxel, Nikki Buns 

Ashley

I'm slowly getting my new folio built for you all to see! Yesterday I had a wonderful shoot with a great friend, and it went fabulous! It is always great seeing her and I appreciate her help with my folio! 

Head on over to the page, 'design your shoot', so we can get you gorgeous portraits as well! Every women deserves to be pampered and to have photos of herself! 

 

Spring Equinox

I thought today was an appropriate day to post this set! Merry came to me with the idea to shoot a cute theme that had a spring and warm feel. She had made this adorable umbrella for the shoot and she wore rain boots with her outfit to finish the spring look. It was fantastic! A few days before our shoot, I looked at the weather forecast and turns out our spring shoot was being taken over by snow. It snowed a few inches that weekend but we decided to still try to get our spring look. It was a little cold and windy, but it went great and we had lots of fun talking and laughing with each other. We did accomplish what we were going for with our Spring theme, so take a look below, close your eyes, and imagine that there isn't snow on the ground in mid April here in Iowa right now. 

 

Sugar Rush

The first time I met Eva Von Rose, she had been looking for a photographer to shoot an idea she had, which was sprinkles. Sprinkles in a bath tub. I had done one milk bath shoot before so I was up for trying another shoot in the bath tub. 
During planning, we also gained ourselves a creative director, Nicholas Stark. We planned the look we wanted and how many sprinkles we might need. She purchased the sprinkles and a few days later, I met them both for the first time at my house. That's a great way to meet people right, in your bathroom with a huge soft box? Turned out, we all got along great! Eva and Nick had previously met before. To this day we are all great friends and have done a couple other shoots together, we definitely need to plan another one soon. 

Here are some photos from the day, behind the scenes, the final shots, and our tear sheets from both magazines.  

Title: Sugar Rush

Model and MUA: Eva Von Rose 

Creative Director: Nicholas Stark

Set published in Sarta Magazine and Elan Vital Magazine in Fall of 2017

 


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Behind the Scenes

Image by Nicholas Stark

Sprinkles by themselves taste bad
— Eva Von Rose
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Our Secret

Image by Nicholas Stark